The major task of the Foundation Council, DESY’s supervisory committee, is to advise and monitor the Board of Directors’ management duties. The Foundation Council is authorised to issue directives to the Board of Directors in important research-related and financial matters. It approves the annual budget and multi-year financial plans, audits the Board of Directors’ annual financial statements, the annual management report and the Centre’s progress report and decides on approving the actions of the Board. Furthermore the Foundation Council appoints the members of the Board of Directors and confirms the members of the Scientific Council.

Members of the Foundation Council and guests at Zeuthen in July 2018 (left to right)

Dr. Frank Lehner, Dr. Andreas Volz, Prof. Joachim Mnich, Dr. Reinhard Brinkmann, Carsten Feller, Hauke Roth, Oda Keppler, Prof. Edgar Weckert, Franziska Broer,  Nico Abend, Prof. Ralf Röhlsberger, Dr. Carmen Schüler, Prof. Helmut Dosch, Dr. Volkmar Dietz, Dr. Rolf Greve, Prof. Rafael Abela, Christine Joithe, Prof. Christian Stegmann, Christian Harringa, Dr. Arik Willner

Members of the Foundation Council

Dr. Volkmar Dietz (Chairperson)
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Division 71: Large Facilities and Basic Research

SD Dr. Rolf Greve (Deputy Chairperson)
Ministry for Science and Research in Hamburg
Head of Department L

MinR'in Oda Keppler
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Division 712: Large International Research Facilities; DESY, GSI

Andreas Hohlt
Unit 604 -- Universities, Science and Research
Federal Foreign Office

Nico Abend
Authority for Science, Research and Equality in Hamburg
Finance

MR Carsten Feller
Ministry for Science, Research and Culture in Brandenburg
Head of division 2: Science and Research

Hauke Roth
Ministry of Finance Brandenburg
Head of Division 4: State Property, Salary Law, Real Estate and Construction Management

Prof. Dieter Lenzen
President of the University of Hamburg

Dr. Georg Mecke
Airbus Operations GmbH
Site Management Hamburg & External Affairs

Prof. Claudia Felser
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids

Dr. Mathias Kraas
Olympus Surgical Technologies
General Manager R&D